Cut drafting time
SppDb dramatically cuts CAD drafting time because information such as text notes and the path to images of species from it can be copied and pasted into the model and layout spaces in CAD software such as gCADPlus, AutoCAD, DraftSight and MicroStation. The figure below shows an example. Species used in a design are shown alongside the landscape plan.
Build plant knowledge
SppDb is a great tool for building plant knowledge. Photographing and entering data about a species into SppDb helps learn about new species, expanding and consolidating knowledge.
In addition to storing information about species, the database can also be used to store images and details about ‘hardspace’ elements such as construction details, furniture, artwork, etc. Add images to a CAD landscape design helps give a client a grasp of what is intended.
Store snapshots of previous design work, load into your CAD software and clip parts of older design work and add to the current project.
Tip: If you take SppDb with you to site meetings, images can be used to explain design concepts to prospective clients – a picture is worth a thousand words!
Manage blocks such as details that you have created.
Tired of re-typing text notes? Simply copy and paste into MTEXT entities.